A Tale of Two Events in April
Two events will take place in April, 2009, which I am hoping (and wishing) Luke will partake in.
The first event will be held on April 18, 2009, on a Saturday, at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, and it is the GLAAD Media Awards. Brothers & Sisters was nominated by the GLAAD Media Awards for the third time for “Outstanding Drama Series” with its depiction of positive gay role models. The previous two years that Brothers & Sisters won, each year showcasing a clip of Kevin along with Scotty in a positive light, Luke has never been invited by the show to accept the award. This year, I do hope he will attend this event with great honor because it is a long time coming. Luke deserves to be recognized and be in the spotlight in the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles.
The second event will be held on April 30, 2009, on a Thursday, at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles presented by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Brothers & Sisters is one of eight shows being honored by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for “television with a conscious,” achievements in programming that explore issues of concern to our society in a compelling, emotional and insightful way. The episode in question for Brothers & Sisters is “Prior Commitments” (episode 2.16) which covers the topic of gay marriage (or in this case, civil union) on primetime. And this episode concerns both Matthew Rhys and Luke Macfarlane who play Kevin Walker and Scotty Wandell respectively. Actors and writers and producers can attend this event. Hopefully, ABC Studios has asked Luke to attend this event of being honored to be part of a program that has significant substance.